Friday, 12 February 2010

Whippy is back!

Hello Everyone!!! Has the year started without me??

What can I say? Just a little ??? bloggy break but I am back - ready to start 2010 with a passion!

Okay - what have I been up to? : woman of few words here - so this is all you're getting:

Christmas - been and gone - apart from being sick most of the time, all good

New Year - the same

School Hols - been and gone - pretty relaxed - but glad they are over

Start of School Year - in the throws of it now - new school, new dance groups, new classes, new experiences left right and centre - the girls are tired, grumpy, excited, did I say tired?

Now to the interesting bit - THE SEWING!

Started my "Joseph's Coat" Quilt-along by Don't Look Know - after a momentous amount of waiting for the applique stuff from an online shop - I cut lots of petals out, then started to iron them onto the back of the fabric - and it wasn't fusible!!! Urg! Finally got the right stuff and have made two blocks - not quite the amount of other participants - but I go at an elephantine pace.

My very gorgeous blocks that I received from Chaletgirl's Block Swap - lots and lots of very pretty blues, yellows, greens, pinks and red 9-patch blocks.
This is kindov an old photo - I did received them while ago - I laid them out on a diagonal, but then couldn't fit a few blocks in - didn't have the right fabric for the corners (my feature fabric had run out and wasn't in the shops) - so I am sewing them as a big rectangle. Quilt top - 95% sewn together! It will happen!!

Sheridan from Chaletgirl asked for blocks made of squares for Around the Block Swap - any type as long as it is not wonky -keep it on the straight and (not necessarily) narrow! Lots and lots of green and grey fabric were provided - the elephants were the star of the show for me - so I had to include them!

Donna from Craftjunk sent lovely bits of pink and pink fabric plus a good chunk of white and asked for 'Dear Jane' style blocks - I took the simple route and produced these:

Joined two more swaps - first Wendy of Hartylittlepeaces has organised a great swap/get together for Red and Aqua Whirly Gigs;

Oh - give me a reason to collect red and aqua fabrics and I am IN!!

I got to meet her and the others joining in, on a Friday night and we talked fabric and colour and pattern and style and quilting and maybe the words: vagi...and peni... came up once or twice - it was all a lot of fun!! I had a ball and look forward to the next times I can meet up again!

I have also joined another virtual quilting bee - the Australasian Bee - see sidebar link!
Lots of new people to meet around Australia and New Zealand - I think I already know what my pattern and fabric is going to be; shame my month is not til March (not next month but 2011!) That's okay - someone has to go then!!

Seeing as it is nearly March!! I have to get my act into gear and get out my Around the Block fabrics to everyone - they are ready to cut - posting soon!

That's it for today - I am exhausted - this posting business is hard work when you get out of shape

Stay tuned for: more fabric - some greys and yellows, some reds and blues, more sewing - strips big and small, more quilts - a bit of Denise inspiration and some stars in my eyes!

oooo - I have just remembered - I am going to Sew Together 2010 - I am going - did I just say that? - wahoo! The irrepressible Sheridan has organised a T-riffic Weekend for Bloggy Crafty Chatty Hungry types in May! Here in gorgeous Melbourne and I can't wait!!!


Katy said...

phew. I'm worn out after reading all that! The best thing about having a big blog post is that it makes you seem unbelievably proficient, doesn't it? Maybe that was your sneaky plan ;)

happy (somewhat belated) new year to you - and here's a year full of more of the same great stuff!

Andi said...

Welcome back to blogville!

My name is Wendy . . . said...

Hey love the 'Joseph's Coat' ... I've already committed myself to the rafters! Oh how I'd love to!

Helen said...

Welcome back!!!!

sewjourn said...

Hey, welcome back! I was just about to reply to your email tonight and ask what was happening with the blog! Sounds like you have been busy though - enjoying that new machine?? Hope you are feeling better now and really look forward to catching up next Saturday.

Kelly said...

Glad your back, you've been busy too!

Lulabell said...

Welcome back! I am so tempted to make the Joseph's Coat, I think you are going to push me into it!